Articles of Note

We live in the hyperpresent, obsessed by the instantaneous. So why are we enthralled with Deep History and its all-encompassing purview?... more »

New Books

The midcentury male writer: angry, bighearted, loving, hungry for fame, fiercely competitive, tragic, drink-soaked. William Styron knew all too well ... more »

Essays & Opinions

Was the ancient world a hotbed of esotericism, in which philosophers self-censored, smuggling subversive ideas between the lines? Not exactly ... more »